Stray Dogs... and kittens

A while back Stray Dog Designs interviewed me about design, dogs, and other random things. 

stray dog interview
stray dog interview

...continue reading the interview.

I have always loved Stray Dog products- and the wonderful company behind it. 

I recently used a few pieces in a client's playroom/landing area- aka "the happy room". The cow head and the lamps were bought previously by the owner so I gladly worked them into the room. 

Their lamps look perfect on the custom side tables I had made with Kelly Wearstler's Katana fabric

next to a fun Mally Skok drapery fabric-

Their lamps and accessories add a touch of playfulness that I always find refreshing. I guess because it's not too serious, and who likes a serious room?

(pictured above)

Speaking of strays... Hoyt almost ran over a kitten in the road last week. So he somehow caught it and brought it home. I have been fostering this wild thing and I'm pretty sure we're the first humans he has ever been in contact with.

People always recommend easing into the cat/dog introduction- especially when dealing with a feral kitten and a highly energized 1-yr-old retriever. But I decided to do it the old fashioned way and just throw them together, see what happens... 

At first they stared and pawed...

And now they're the best of friends.

His name is Little Larry.... and I guess this means we're keeping him.